Federal district attorneys charged 14 people Thursday in connection with a Racine drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin, fentanyl and crack drug. Ten of the 14 individuals were apprehended by law enforcement Wednesday and face between 5 and 40 years in prison if founded guilty, according to a statement released Thursday from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of
Wisconsin. Officers seized 7 weapons, 200 grams of heroin, 100 grams of fracture cocaine, more than 50 grams of fentanyl and numerous quantities of suboxone strips, oxycodone tablets and PCP, and $8,000 in money in the Wednesday operation, the declaration said. The organization also had Chicago connections.
The defendants, who are all citizens of Racine, are implicated of trafficking more than 100 grams of heroin, more than 40 grams of fentanyl and more than 28 grams of crack cocaine.
“Drug trafficking companies sustain our country's twin epidemics of drug dependency and guns violence,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger. “These arrests highlight the amazing partnership among all levels of police to pursue drug traffickers and hold them accountable.”
The defendants are: Ronnie R. Mitchell, 42; Devereaux A. Patton, 44; Stevie L. Patton Jr., 28; April C. Davis, 27; Martiese D. Hudson, 37; Brian J. Edwards, 59; Terry N. McLain, 50; Angela M. Brzinski, 33; Anna N. Lawrence, 34; Menachin O. Brown, 37; Alexander Monette, 53; Brian N. Saunders, Jr., 21; Lamarr D. McClellan, 41; Deshawn T. Chatman, 29.
Law enforcement organizations associated with the examination included the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Racine County Sheriff's Department and police departments in Kenosha, Racine and Mount Pleasant.
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